I absolutely love the mix we’ve got going on in the NOU playlist this week! You might have already seen me talking on Insta about how much I love Heart On Your Sleeve by Hushtones – it’s been on repeat in my house all week, and I couldn’t help but squeeze it in between some pure, uncensored rock and roll from The Shivas and The Snuts, where it fits perfectly to start off a cracking midweek playlist with lots of local Manc goodness with a sprinkle of Liverpool sass!
Can you believe it? The week has flown by, and it’s that time again. This playlist starts with possibly one of the greatest intros ever written, and calls for full volume from track one… Let’s call it a warm up for the big Neighbourhood Festival happening this weekend in Manchester (which I’m incredibly excited for!)
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I’m not sure whether it’s because I’ve been drumming to a lot of old school Franz Ferdinand this week, but this Tuesday’s playlist is very disco beat heavy + I LOVE IT. I can’t stop dancing around the room to The C33s, Sugarstone and Red Rum Club tracks, so thought I’d share some of the joy!
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Richard Hawley (Albert Hall)
Two Door Cinema Club (Victoria Warehouse)
The Rasmus (O2 Ritz)
The Slackers (Retro Bar)
Pip Blom (Gorilla) Continue reading “Gigs This Week”
You know the ‘Don’t Believe in Guilty Pleasures’ playlist drill by now; follow Dave Grohl’s example and ‘if you f**king like something, like it.’
All the tunes you love to love, whether you’re getting ready for a night of dancing on tables at Mojos, or hiding from this cold weather under a blanket, with a takeaway and a glass of wine (I’m getting to the age where this is becoming a difficult choice).
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Glass Ceilings (Jimmy’s Manchester) – VERY MUCH loving these guys at the mo – can’t make this gig but hoping to catch them soon!
Volbeat (02 Apollo)
Ferris and Sylvester (The Deaf Institute)
When Young (Gorilla)
As any true Mancunian knows, sunshine and a blue sky is not to be laughed at, even if it is still only 9 degrees. Seeing as my umbrella hasn’t seen the light of day for over three days now (I’ve definitely just tempted fate and I’m sorry in advance!), I couldn’t resist bringing you some summery catchy chorus festival tunes to match- Hawaiian shirt compulsory. After seeing the incredible TOUTS and their fab support, Inhaler, last night at Night and Day (look out for a little more on this gig soon), I’m on more of a new music run today. We’ve got a big handful of Northern goodness as always!
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Now go and enjoy the last of the Saturday sunshine!
Looks like we made its ladies and gents! Friday night has arrived, I’m not working or on call for once (**smug dancing lady emoji x10**) so get your dancing shoes on and grab a cheeky glass of wine (or maybe put your feet up with a nice cuppa tea – no one’s judging here, promise).
Tonight I’m bringing you some incredibly guilty pleasures, including some Northern beauties, and I’m not even sorry.
The modern music scene is a tough nut to crack, and new music can come and go in the blink of an eye. Every now and then, a band comes along that stops you in your tracks, and you know you’re hearing something special; on that note, let me introduce you to Mercury Machine.
Another great addition to the world of Manchester music, this band is about to make their mark with the release of a new album. I was lucky enough to catch them in between their busy rehearsal schedule, to find out a little more about what makes them stand out from the crowd. Continue reading “In Conversation: Mercury Machine”